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National Railway Museum

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Address: Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
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+44 844 815 3139
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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For a fantastic day out for the whole family in York, visit the award...

For a fantastic day out for the whole family in York, visit the award winning National Railway Museum. Get up close to over 300 years of fascinating history in York's only National Museum. Explore our giant halls full of trains and railway legends including the majestic Duchess of Hamilton, step on to the futuristic Japanese Bullet Train or marvel at the stunning opulence of the Royal Trains. Get on board awe-inspiring locomotives, watch our engineers at work in the Workshop, uncover hidden treasures in the Warehouse and make tracks to the outdoor area. The children can let off steam in our outdoor play area, and our miniature railway ride is perfect for the whole family. Every weekend and throughout the school holidays, the kids can enjoy a lively programme of events, including science shows, story telling, steam rides, craft activities and special events. Please note that calls to our listed phone number (0844...) cost 4.25p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

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Wat a great day out brilliant place our son loved running round looking at all the trains and so did I if ur in york u must go

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wat a great day out brilliant place our son loved running round looking at all the trains and so did I if ur in york u must go

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our whole family love everything about the National Railway Musuem , it's free but we always spend a bucket load of cash , but don't resent a penny. The kids guidebook is the best fiver you will ever spend on your 4-7 year old. The unfailing hospitality and enthusiasm of the staff and volunteers is truly the best of Yorkshire.... More 

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Alford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an outstanding national railway musician with major attractions. For example 'Flying Scotsman' rebuilt and well travelled and driven by my Aunt's brother on his retirement day in Edinburgh. However, despite being told it is free you are expertly conveyed to turnstiles which relieve you of a fiver by almost insisting you pay. No it is not free which... More 

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Thank PatrickWebb
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were in the minority, not being accompanied by children, but we still enjoyed a few hours climbing on trains and found the talk about royal trains very interesting and entertaining for adults as well as kids.

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Thank Ben D
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent about three hours just reading stuff and taking loads of photographs. Aching feet but can't blame the museum for that. Very enjoyable experience.

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Thank Mel W
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was on our list of things to do during our visit to York. You cannot go to York without going here, it's simply amazing. Just requires a donation for entry too. Allow plenty of time, there's lots to see. I was amazed to see the 'Evening Star' there a steam locomotive I loved as a child. The shear size... More 

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Bradford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you live(d) in york and have kids it is your go to choice. Been going for years, will hopefully go for years to come. Always a good day out ( we get the train up now ) and is still free to get in - nice to leave a fiver though. Tried the goods yard dining this time. Yeah,... More 

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Location excellent. Near to the Station and also the town centre. Free entry with options to pay for experiences. Suitable for all age groups. Given the time of year there was a lot of renovation going on so some of the attractions weren't available. Some of the trains are still awesome. A good day out.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took grandchildren and can see with or without children a great experience really worth the visit when you go to wonderful York

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really worth and visit and not charge to go in, we were quite happy to give a donation. Coffee area very nice and the staff were very friendly. Very clean toilets

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